Proceedings before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate : in the matter of the protests against the right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a senator from the state of Utah, to hold his seat [January 16, 1904-April 13, 1906]. Volume 1.
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Title:Proceedings before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate : in the matter of the protests against the right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a senator from the state of Utah, to hold his seat [January 16, 1904-April 13, 1906]. Volume 1.
Creator:United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Privileges and Elections
Contributor:United States. Congress. Senate.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Privileges and Elections; Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917
Publisher:United States. Government Printing Office
Agency:U.S. Senate; U.S. Senate Privileges and Elections; U.S. Government Printing Office; U.S. Congress; U.S. Government Publishing Office
Date Published:1904
Pages:1,095 p.
Description:First of four volumes of testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, held 1904-06, in the matter of the protests against the right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a senator from the state of Utah, to hold his seat. Published as 59th Cong., 1st sess. Senate. Doc. 486. On February 23, 1903, the credentials for Reed Smoot (R-UT), a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, were presented and placed on file. On the same day, a memorial from several Salt Lake City residents asked that Smoot, a well-known and influential Mormon manufacturer and banker, not be permitted to take his seat. The protesters were a small group of businessmen and Protestant ministers who opposed Mormon economic policies in Utah. The protest attracted national attention and unleashed a torrent of complaints against him. The deluge of petitions and resolutions moved the Senate on January 27, 1904, to order an investigation into the hierarchy of the Mormon church. A central issue was whether Smoot, as one of the Quorum of Twelve, had taken a church fealty oath that made him ineligible to sit in the United State Senate. The Senate referred the matter to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. At issue was whether there could be a religious disqualification for Senate membership. The issue was referred to committee on Jan. 27, 1904, the Committee issued its final report on June 2, 1906, and the Senate voted on Feb. 20, 1907.
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (Utah):Report
Internet Media Type:application/pdf
Language:eng
Topic:Government; Voting and elections
Subject (LCSH):Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941; Mormon Church--Political activity; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Politics and government; Religion and politics; Mormons--Political activity; Polygamy
Place:Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/, 39.25024, -111.75103; United States, http://sws.geonames.org/6252001/, 39.76, -98.5
Rights:United States government publications are not subject to copyright in the United States under 17 U.S.C §105. All informational materials in this government publication are in the public domain, and as such, are not restricted by copyright law unless otherwise stated. For more information please see http://www.gpo.gov/help/index.html#public_domain_copyright_notice.htm
Collection:U.S. Federal Publications; Reed Smoot Senate Hearings
External Link(s):http://archive.org/download/proceedingsbefor01unitrich/proceedingsbefor01unitrich.pdf
http://archive.org/details/proceedingsbefor01unitrich
http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/expulsion_cases/091ReedSmoot_expulsion.htm
Permanent Link:http://digitallibrary.utah.gov/awweb/guest.jsp?smd=1&cl=all_lib&lb_document_id=51916
Document ID:51916

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